PHP: remove anchors and other tags from the intro with regular expression

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"Recently I was playing around with WordPress’ wp_posts table. I wanted to grab the basic information about my posts (ID, title, content, slug) and build a quick summary list of them. One problem I ran into was creating a content “intro.” Luckily a quick regular expression allowed me to create the intro."

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  1. preg_match("/<p>(.*)<\/p>/",$post['post_content'],$matches);
  2. $intro = strip_tags($matches[1]); //removes anchors and other tags from the intro


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